For the Prospector
Can you make an accurate compass survey of your
The strange minerals you find in the hills—-can you
determine what they are with the blow-pipe?
Do you know how to test your ore for various meth
ods of concentration such as amalgamation, cyani
dation, jigging, table concentration and flotation?
Do you know how ore bodies form and their habits?
If you do you can pick favorable areas for prospect
ing and eliminate much dead work.
Would you like to be able to assay your ore for gold
Will not these aids better your chances of putting a
new mine on the map in Alaska?
TUITION IS FREE
This is the nature of the work the prospector takes up
in the Mining Short Course at the Alaska Agricultural
College and School of Mines.
The first short course of 10 weeks duration begins No
vember 3rd. The work is repeated in another short
course beginning February 2nd.
The charge for books and supplies used, totals about
$25,00 for the complete course.
Work is offered in geology, mineralogy, mining meth
ods, ore dressing, and fire assaying.
There are no educational requirements except the abil
ity to read and write.
This is not a dressed-up course. Bring along your wool
shirt and overalls. You will need them.
CHARLES E. BUNNELL
Haiti Has Prospered
Under Nine Years of
(Bv Associated Press)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 26.
—The accomplishments ot' the United
States during the occupation of the
island of Haiti that has extended
over nine years are worthy of note.
All the activities necessary to the
rehabilitation of the country have
been supervised and directed by Am
ericans, with distinct benefit to the
republic. The one great outstand
ing result of this work is the knowl
edge of all Haitians, and especially
the peasant working class that they
are free of the menace of confisca
tion of their property and that their
lives are safe. The poorest man in
the island knows he will be protect
ed in his home, that he will be able
to enjoy the fruits of his labors and
that he is free to go and come and
carry his possessions with him.
Anarchy reigned in Haiti in July
1915, and American marines were
landed for the protection of the lives
and property of American and foreign
citizens. Two months later the Unit
ed States made a treaty with Haiti
by which the former country pledg
ed itself to remedy the financial sit
uation and to develop the economic
possibilities of the republic.
At this time Haiti was bankrupt
with a national debt of $32,000,000,
Also she had no credit. Today the
national debt is slightly under $23,
000,000, the currency is at par in
the world’s markets, a modern bud
get system has been established, and
a cash reserve of $1,306,856 has beer
When the American marines landed
in the summer of 1915, sanitation wras
medieval in character and disease
was rampant. Today ten hospitals
are in operation and dispensaries are
maintained in areas outside the lios
pitl zones. Clinics are held in re
mote places and sanitary inspectior
maintained in all cities and towns
and the most stringent regulatios
are enforced and carried out. It tool
years of patient effort to overcome
the ignorance of the natives anc
the influence of the witchcraft anc
voodoo doctors, but today the peo
pie are flocking to the Americai
medical men for relief. Malaria is
being checked and native doctors
and nurses are being trained.
In 1915, public works had virtually
ceased to function. Roads were
wretched and without bridges and
the lighthouses inadequate to the
large number of harbors and the dan
gerous coast. Today there are more
than 600 miles of good graveled
roads, many new bridges, 800 miles
of new telephone and telegraph lines
and a good telephone system in Port
au-Prince. The coast is now en
circled by a chain of lighthouses
and automatically lighted buoys which
i make navigation along the coast and
into the harbors easy and safe.
STEAMSHIP ADMIRAL WATSON
Calling at all regular Southeastern and South
western Alaska ports in eluding Seldovia and
WAYNE BLUE, Agent
Telephone Main 81 Res.. Madison 40
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STEAMSHIP STARR WILL SAIL FEBRUARY 1
San Juan Fishing and Packing Co.
G. C. HENDERSON, Agent
PHONE MADISON 13». SEWARD, ALA8KA
Ill the summer of 1915 it is esti
mated that some 6,000 bandits in
fested Haiti. Life and property were
not safe and travel on public high
ways had ceased. For the last four
years Haiti has had peace and se
curity. Peasants have returned to
their homes or built new ones and
| the native or foreigner is perfect
ly safe in any part of Haiti. A na
tive gendarmerie of 44 commission
ed officers and 2,500 enlisted men has
been trained and equipped under the
jguidav*- oi American irnst* offi
cers. They have entire charge of the
policing of the island and are sta
tioned in every section.
This financial and economic uplift
of the island has been accomplished
solely thru Haitian resources and the
friedly cooperation of the Haitian
government with Brigadier General
John H. Russell, United States ma
rine corps, the American high com
missioner and his staff of American
treaty officials. While much has
been accomplished there is a long
road ahead. Clarification of the laws
and the placing of judiciary on a
high plane are now occupying the
attention of officials. Modern agri
culture is unknown, but a corps ot
experts from agricultural colleges
from the United States is establish
ing schools and model farms where
natives are to be taught both soil
and animal industry.
In 111 Health, Report
LONDON, Jan. 26.—The health of
Princess Victoria, the only unmar
ried daughter of Queen Alexandra,
has not been good of late. She will
travel abroad in the hope of improv
ing her health.
GORDON SHEA, Propr.
SPECIAL RATES BY WEEK
New Heating Plant Just Installed
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CHRIST LARSON Prop.
POOL, SOFT DRINKS, HIGH
The Alaska Railroad
TRAINS LEAVE SEWARD
8 A. M.
Monday and Thursday
8 P. M.
Wednesday and Saturday
Oystermen Noisily Invite
Predatory Ducks Begone
(By Associated Press)
OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan. 26.—Con
fronted with the devastation of their
oyster beds by the predatory activi
ties of coots and bluebill ducks, and
being prevented by law from routing
the invaders by the ordinary shot
gun process, members of the Olympia
Oyster Growers’ Association have
determined on a novel chmpaign of
bloodless “frightfulness” ot. protect
their bivalves, according to E. N.
Steele, secretary of the organization.
With the reported approval of
state fish and game officials, a speedy
launch has been equipped with a
gun which discharges a blue car
bide flame into the air at regular in
tervals. The boat carried also a
mortar which discharges smoke and
noise bombs, hurling the projectiles
into the air a distance of 150 yards.
This permits reaching out over the
exposed beds when the tide is too
low to approach the feeding birds.
This craft will cruise about the
beds, belching its flames and hurling
its deathless projectiles in hopes that
the thousands of predatory birds
which feed upon the oysters may be
routed without depleting the game
supply, or running counter to the
federal game law provisions.
Famcus Pugilist of 35 Years
Ago Rounds Out Tailor life
(By Associated Press)
COLUSA, Cal., Jan. 25.—George La
Blanche, who in 1889 knocked out
Jack Dempsey, the Nonpareil, with
the famous pivot punch, and sur
prised the pugilistic world, has been
working here as a tailor for more
than a year. It was not learned
until recently that he was the fighting
marine of the eighties who was ac
corded the honors of a champion.
He is known in Colusa as George
Ferguson, his real name. He is 74
now and looks hearty.
After his victory over the Nonpareil
he joined a party headed by John L.
Sullivan and toured Australia. In his
late years he reverted to the occupa
tion his father taught him.
Eastman Kodaks and Supplies at
the Alaska Shop. tf
Dickens’ Originals Are
Popular At Auctions
(By Associated Press)
LONDON, Jan. 26.—Dickens’ origi
nals continue to be in great de
mand and make as much money as
they ever did. At an actution recent
ly a copy of “Pickwick Papers” in
the original parts realized $3,500.
If you don't get your paper before
six o’clock please phone us and one
will be sent by special messenger.
Brunswick Radiolas, the Radiola de
Luxe at the Alaska Shop. tt
Stephens of Denver wili send Big Illna
| trated Trappers’ Hook FREE. Tells how and when
I to trap and handle Muskrats, Coyotes, Skunks
— all other furs Game Laws, Grading Kales, etc.
Big demand all Western Furs this season — pi-ices
high. Get ready to trap NOW.
Stephens sells Traps, Animal Baits, Fur
Stretchers and Supplies direct to yon at Rock Bot
tom Prices; saves yon 3 to 14 days’
time and Big Money on transports- . „
t:on. DENVER is the closest and beat / •
fur market for all Western Trappers. / //"**»*•*
Write for Big TraD Book. Fur Price I1'/n
List, Market. _
— all FREE. Mail Coupon Today.
E. A.STEPHENS & CO., _
729 Stephans Bldg., Denver, Colorado
Send me Big Fur Book, Trap Catalog, Fur Price
Li3t, Market Reports, Shipping Tags -- all FREE.
FISHING AND HUNTING
PARTIES CARRIED DOWN
LAKE KENAI FOR THE
DAY OR TRIP, TELE
TO MILE TWENTY
Louis Bell, owner
Southwestern Alaska Route Schedule
Steamers jn the above schedule will make all regular ports of call
in Southeastern and Southwestern Alaska.
Freighter Nabesna is scheduled to sail from Seattle Feb. 5, and
will call at Seward if sufficient business is offered.
J. H. FLICKINGER, Agent
PHONE MAIN 125 SEWARD, ALASKA
AN EMPIRE BUILDER
As all railroads in years gone by have been the greatest
contributing factors in development of the regions through
which they passed, so also is THE ALASKA RAILROAD each
day accomplishing much towards the building of an empire.
In place of the old, tremendously expensive and inconve
nient methods of transporting supplies of whatever character
over rough trails from the coast, there is now a modern rail
road that carries supplies and equipment in greater quantities
to and from the Interior, and along the way, in much less
time and at far less expense than was formerly required.
This great steel highway offering regular twice weekly
freight and passenger service between Seward, Anchorage
and Fairbanks; and tri-weekly mixed service over the
Chickaloon and Chatanika branches, is at your service. For
further information write
THE ALASKA RAILROAD
mckinley park route
Special week-eend tickets (one and one-third actual fare) on
sale at all ticket offices
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